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obama. great to have elizabeth vargas here. >> great to have you both back from los angeles. >>> we're going to have details on the crash coming in and on the monster blizzard, that sam was talking about. we're going to get that from him just ahead. it's been hitting throughout the northwest. some major developments overnight. >>> we're going to start with josh and the balloon air crash in egypt. quite a few people dead. >> right along the nile. this breaking overnight. 18 foreign tourists killed when a hot air balloon exploded and plummeted to the ground during an egypt tourist mecca of luxor, along the banks of the nile. witnesses are describing the terrifying moments as people tried to jump for their lives. egyptian officials said at least 20 tourists were flying over luxor, when the balloon caught fire and plunge to the ground. christopher michelle is an american photographer. he was in another hot air balloon, close to the one that crashed. >> this is a popular tourist thing to do in luxor, which is to float over the ancient tramp temples. they do it every day. as we were comin
is already shipping weapons to the rebels, something president obama has refused to do in the past. >>> and next time you're tempted to illegally download music or movies online, you could be in store for a rather rude awakening. beginning this week, the top internet providers will be tracking illegal downloads as part of the new copyright alert system, organized by the entertainment industry. you will get six warnings to stop. and then the real punishment kicks in. your service provider will temporarily slow your connection to a crawl. >>> have you seen first lady michelle obama's wardrobe change from the oscars? we saw mrs. obama in her sleeveless silver gown, looking lovely, as she announced "argo's" win for best picture. but then take a look at the version that aired overseas. first lady, a bit more covered up after media in iran got done photoshopping the image. the iranian version on the right, more in line with muslim modesty codes. but "argo" got the win. they could not photoshop that win away. >>> going to get more on the monster blizzard blasting the middle of the country
government are responding this morning. >>> also coming up, michelle obama opening up for the first time about why she really got those bangs. why she says the move was more than just about a hairstyle. they were about a mid life crisis. >> all right. all of that to get to and more. >>> let's get to the latest on oscar pistorius, becoming very emotional in court this morning. the double-amputee olympic sprinter charged in the murder of his model girlfriend. bazi kanani is in south africa, with the breaking details for us. bazi? >> reporter: good morning, amy. an emotional scene inside the court just a couple of hours ago, when the judge ruled this will proceed as a premeditated murder case, the most serious of charges. oscar pistorius' family started crying because this means it's much less likely he'll be granted bail. and if he's found guilty, it would mean a life sentence. the 26-year-old double-amputee nicknamed the blade runner, represent, head in hand, as the prosecutor said he shot and killed an innocent, unarmed woman. the state outlined its case against pistorius. they believe h
and governor dan malloy is asking president obama for financial aid. >> i have filed a request with the president of the united states for an emergency declaration. this was a record-breaking storm throughout the state. >> reporter: at one point the storm forced every road in the state to shut down. even those with the right equipment had no place to go. here you are trying to dig yourself out. >> yes, i am. >> reporter: and you got stuck. >> i got stuck good. >> reporter: we made the slow journey from hartford, connecticut to milford which had 38 inches. everything from the trash can, a doorway a no parking sign all buried beneath the white stuff. jetty smith is trying to dig herself out. do you still like the snow? >> i do, nice to look at, not nice to drive in or shovel. but to have a nice cup of cocoa. >> reporter: it is still a mess here in connecticut. some 37,000 homes are still power. dan, bianna? >> thank you, by joe. he looks official with the abc news hat. i think he can join the extreme team. >>> here's the latest on what's running and not. airports shut down on fri
. we'll have the very latest. >>> also coming up, michelle obama opening up for the first time about why she really got those bangs. why she says the move was more than just about a hairstyle. they were about a mid-life crisis. >>> looking forward to all of that coming up. but first, let's get to the latest on oscar pistorius. becoming very emotional in court this morning. his lawyer reading a statement saying he shot his model girlfriend to death by mistake, believing she was a robber. abc's bazi kanani is in pretoria, south africa, for us. >> reporter: good morning, amy. this is the first time we're hearing oscar pistorius's version of what happened. he and steenkamp were in love. she brought him a valentine's gift the day she died. police will present a different story. the 26-year-old double-amputee nicknamed the blade runner, wept, head in hands, as the prosecutor said he shot and killed an innocent, unarmed woman. the state outlined its case against pistorius. they believe he got out of bed, put on his prosthetic legs and walked 21 feet to a locked bathroom door. inside that ba
of 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, they believe that the little boy named ethan is unharmed. >>> the obama administration proposing new rules for school scene of that accident to help fight childhood obesity. it will be placed by healthier snacks. >>> and twitter said that it was hacked. for 250,000 users. twitter said that it's notified all of the victims of that attack. >>> finally, one of the rarest ring animals was air lifted for urgent medical care. it was taken from the big island to oahu. >>> ginger zee who didn't see her shadow because it was 4:00 a.m. >> when you leave 4:00 a.m., it's the same answer every year. >>> freeze warnings in florida. very cold morning from tallahassee to jacksonville, 29 degrees earlier this morning, 31 jacksonville. atlanta at 27. it's frosty in the south and it's going to stay cold in the northeast. look at some of the numbers. these are high temperatures. the next four days for big cities like philadelphia, 28, just above freezing on monday. washington, tomorrow, around 40. new york city, 34 by monday. but, again, staying right around that freezing ma
of breaking news. north korea -- president obama calls north korea's nuclear tests a highly provocative act. >> we're going to have the latest on the massive manhunt for the ex-los angeles police officer who is on the run. you're looking at the latest surveillance video that's surfaced of a man who looks like dorner, reportedly buying scuba diving gear, just two days before the killing spree began. so, looking for a lot of clues in that video as to what he might be doing. >>> and we'll have the first interview with the mother of that 5-year-old held captive in the bunker for almost a week. the mother speaking out to dr. phil. revealing that, among other things, his captor fed him fried chicken in the bunker. >>> let's get to josh and the morning's top stories. that nuclear test, front and center. >> it certainly is, on the eve of the state of the union. north korea conducting a nuclear test. the news coming on north korean television. it appears to be far larger than the north's previous two nuclear tests. the u.n. security council has now called an emergency meeting. and the white house ha
as details of president obama's proposal for immigration reform have begun leaking out of washington. it includes a plan that could pave the way to citizenship for many of the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants. reena ninan joins us from the white house with that story. good morning to you, reena. >> reporter: hi, bianna. good morning to you, as well. the white house has been working on its own immigration reform bill, but it hasn't publicly revealed its details opting instead to allow congress to act first. it's a supposed white house plan for comprehensive immigration reform. republicans are already calling it dead on arrival. half baked and seriously flawed. "usa today" claims a leaked draft proposal circulating throughout various departments would allow for illegal immigrants to obtain green cards within eight years. it also calls for increased border patrol funding, and expanded e-verify system so businesses can check employees' legal status. republicans didn't hesitate to voice their discontent. republican marco rubio released a statement saying "if actually proposed, the p
is unharmed. >>> and the obama administration proposing new rules for school snacks to help fight childhood obesity. the changes mean that most candy and greasy meals will be replaced by healthier alternatives. >>> and twitter said that it was hacked. the company said that user names, pass words for about 250,000 users have been stole in a sophisticated attack. twitter said that it's notified all of the victims of that attack. >>> and finally, one of the rarest ring animals was airlifted for urgent medical care. this hawaiian seal was taken from the big island to oahu. because of breathing problems. they'll be an update on this coming up next week. >>> now for the weather and ginger zee, who left her apartment and didn't see her shadow because it was 4:00 a.m. that's one reason. >> right. when you leave 4:00 a.m., it's the same answer every year. >>> freeze warnings in florida. i can tell you, for sure, that is a very cold morning from tallahassee to jacksonville, 29 degrees earlier this morning, 31 jacksonville. atlanta, at 27. it's frosty in the south and it's going to stay cold in the no
karl in washington thank you for that. >>> meanwhile obama administration's controversial drone program targeting america terrorist suspects could be regulated by court. that possibility has been raised by testimony by john brennan, he defended the strikes saying they're launched only as the last resort. >> closely to intervening in civil war, leon panetta has revealed that he and former secretary of state hillary clinton wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple the syrian president. but the white house said no. >>> an suv through a front window, quick reaction, jumping over the bar. neither he nor the driver were seriously hurt. >>> finally a guy who's literally living on the edge. take a look at this skateboarder, it's a viral video, thanks to a wild and high-speed ride downhill. but, well the skateboarder in question in trouble this morning. police are looking in fact to arrest him because speed cameras set up on that street caught him at 68 miles per hour. >> whoo! >> please don't try that at home. >> thanks, josh. >>> now, to an abc news exclusive this morning. we have the first n
to know that the whole obama family, we've been thinking about you and praying for you and rooting for you every step of the way. >> you've been an inspiration to all of us. and we couldn't be happier that you're back here, doing what you do best. >> and personally, i'm looking forward to our interview together in a couple of days. >> robin, it's great to see you back in that chair. and we're all excited to start our morning with you once again. ♪ i'm on top of the world >> that is so incredibly special. i do have little bangs right here. the hair's growing in a little more. that's very special for them to do that. and i am looking forward to sitting down with mrs. obama. >> it's going to be great. >> grab your coffee, america. settle in, because this feels right. >> for the first time, i'm speechless. i love you. >> that's really saying something. >>> josh, we have the scary explosion in kansas city. >> we do have breaking news to get to. but today, it follows the best news of all. we love you. welcome back. we're going to turn, now, to kansas city and that massive explosion you saw at
getting ready to host that oscar show. >> robin has a big interview with michelle obama later and then she's headed out to hollywood. >>> and ahead, robin's revealing int interview with diane sawyer. >>> also coming up, we have the astonishing seconds caught on camera when a 17-year-old snowboarder plunges four stories off of a chair lift. i know. it's terrifying. and this morning, he reveals why he fell. >> he's okay. >>> also, a woman who finally helped snare an alleged internet scammer who was stealing women's hearts. and then, stealing their money. >> a lot to look forward to. >>> but let's get to the latest on the so-called breakup murder trial. jodi arias facing a withering cross-examination thursday. the prosecution, taking direct aim at her credibility. abc's ryan owens has all of the latest details, he comes to us from phoenix, arizona. ryan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, amy. all of a sudden, we met a brand-new jodi arias. forget that soft-spoken, sobbing woman we got to know on the stand the past eight days. she was replaced by a smiling, sometimes smug defenda
. a busy couple of days coming up. she'll be interviewing michelle obama and also going to the oscars. great to have amy robach in this morning. we're going to be bringing you a special conversation between robin and diane sawyer, about what robin finds most liberating right now. >> we're looking forward to that. >>> but we are also standing by for breaking news in the bail hearing of olympic sprinter oscar pistorius. we'll have that any moment. we're listening to what's happening inside the courtroom. we'll bring that to you as soon as we have it. >>> but let's get started with the blast of snow and cold that is making a mess of the morning commute for much of the country right now. sam is tracking it all for us right now. >> good morning, amy. good morning, everyone. it's not just the snow and ice and cold you're talking about. when you add in the storm, it's more than 1,100 miles worth of storm, from the great lakes to the gulf coast. we'll start this morning with one of the tornadoes in mississippi and louisiana. we had them popping there. you can see it in the light area, across
the republican response to president obama last night, senator marco rubio of florida. good morning, senator. thanks for joining us this morning. >> good morning. thank you. >> you laid out some very clear differences than the president last night on the core economics. i want to look at where there might be common ground. let's go to the issue of guns, to begin with. we can't have any proposals that undermine second amendment rights. but do you agree with the president that there should be an up-or-down vote on his proposals? >> you can say that on any issue in washington. it has to work through the legislative process. there's other issues that should have an up-and-down vote, as well. we should have a budget. we should have a real plan to save medicare. we should have a real plan to grow our economy. all these deserve an up-or-down vote, as well. as we said last night, we were heartbroken and we were sympathetic on what happened in connecticut. we need to prevent that from happening again. unfortunately, all of the things the president is proposing, none of them would have prevented what
obama's pick to be cia director, testifies at his senate confirmation hearing. to smooth his path, the white house agreed to give lawmakers a secret memo that lays out the rules for using drones. jon karl joins us with some of that. this is something the white house resisted for some time. >> reporter: as of yesterday afternoon, the white house actually refused to even acknowledge that this memo existed. but late last night, the president made the call to release the memo on a classified basis to the intelligence committee. this is after one prominent democratic senator threatened or suggested he would filibuster brennan's nomination if they didn't get the documents. this is an indication that at today's hearing, you'll hear some tough questioning about the drone campaign. and i think the thorough conversation about the secretive but essential component of the president's war on terror. >> it's coming at a time when yesterday the iranians released a video they say came from a u.s. drone that they captured. this may be a major intelligence coup for the iranians. >> reporter: it may
to compromise even an inch. >> reporter: speaker of the house john boehner pointed the finger at president obama. >> where's the president's plan to avoid this? have you seen one? >> reporter: the president says he has a plan. in fact, the senate will likely vote on it tomorrow. but it has virtually no chance of passing. >> we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass and begins to do something. >> reporter: each day, the white house's list of terrible things caused by the cuts grows longer. including flight delays, kids losing vaccines, and meat shortages. and now, the department of homeland security says it has been forced to release hundreds of undocumented workers back into the united states. they had been detained by immigration and customs enforcement. the president traveled tuesday to a giant military shipyard in newport news, virginia, to highlight how the cuts will hurt families and military readiness. tomorrow, the senate will vote for the very first time on competing bills to try to replace these automatic, across-the-board spending cuts. but at this po
from the obama admininistration claims u.s. citins accused of being al-qaeda operatives may lawfully be killed even if there's no evidence of an imminent threat. john brennan, the president's nominee for cia director, will face tough questions about that memo in his confirmation hearing tomorrow. >>> and computer hackers have struck the federal reserve. the hacker group, anonymous, claims to have chosen data belonging to 4,000 bankers. no critical operations have been affected. >>> and it's being called the largest credit card fraud in history. authorities arrested 18 people based in new jersey, accused of stealing some $200 million after creating thousands of fake i.d.s, with stolen social security numbers. using those fake i.d.s to obtain cards, the suspects allegedly wired money to seven countries, including pakistan and china. >>> and abc news has learned that lance armstrong is the target of an active criminal investigation. federal agents are looking into possible obstruction of justice and witness tampering charges. today is the deadline for him to come clean, under oath, to a
the board spending cuts. >> that's right. president obama warning of dire consequences for everything from air travel to food safety. how bad will it really be? let's go to george stephanopoulos host of "this week" for more. good morning, great to see you. the president is sounding the alarm. unlike the fiscal cliff at the beginning of the year, you're not seeing much pressure from from sexual street, ceos. and economists. are politicians overstating this? >> i think no one really knows yet. you said that $85 billion in across the board cuts. the congressional budget office said when you look at it, it's only going to be about half that, in this year right now. it's going to slope in. the potential for close to a million federal workers out of work. pay cuts for federal workers. unemployment checks going down and big effects on defense as well. we'll have to see how this plays but the blame game is in full swing right now. and i would be cautious about wall street's response. there's a lot of strength to the under lying economy. most economists do agree, if the sequester actually kicks in,
of authorities. >> jonathan karl in washington. thank you for that. >>> the obama administration's controversial drone program targeting american suspects could soon be regulated by a new court if some senators get their way. that possibility has been raised following testimony by john brennan, the president's nominee to head the cia. brennan defended the strikes, saying they're launched only as a last resort against suspects planning attacks against the united states. >>> we learned the u.s. was closer to intervening in syria's civil war than previously thought. outgoing secretary leon panetta has said that he and former secretary of state, hillary clinton, wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple dictator bashar al assad. but the white house said no, fearing the weapons could fall into the wrong hands. >>> in florida, a close call for a bartender there. a suv through a front window. quick reaction. jumping over the bar. maybe just saved his life. neither he nor the driver was seriously hurt. >>> finally, a guy that's literally living on the edge. look at this skateboarder. it's a viral video,
through this heartbreak. >> this ad comes in the middle of president obama's push for tougher gun control legislation. abc's reena ninan is in washington this morning. reena, does the white house get a sense they're gaining traction on this issue, despite all of the opposition in congress? >> reporter: all the issues are pushing of all of them. they believe universal background checks might be the most likely to get pushed through in congress. there's still very much a tough uphill battle. but what is helping the white house, unfortunately, are the sad, sad cases of these shootings. sandy hook. yesterday, we saw the president actually break down and cry as he was delivering some awards to people who were there, adults involved in this situation, with that shooting. universal background checks, dan, the most likely to see some action here in washington. >> on another note, we're hearing these reports overnight that a supposed insider is saying that he knows for sure that it's a done deal that hillary clinton is going to run for president. any truth to this at all? >> reporter: we are looki
farland was shot in the head on the same day that her little sister sat on stage behind president obama during a speech on gun violence. police believe she was gunned down because the shooter thought she was somewhere else. >>> and this morning, the white house is denying it leaked a draft of the president's immigration plan. a leak republicans are calling counterproductive. the draft calls for an eight-year waiting period to get a green card. the white house says that the president was not trying to undermine the compromise bill. >>> meantime, this was about the closest that the media got to the weekend golf play of president obama and tiger woods. there was a formal protest from white house correspondents. >>> and in russia, scientists have confirmed that shards of rock found in a frozen lake are from friday's meteor hit. the meteor was traveling 46,000 miles per hour when it crashed, that's pretty quick, causing an estimated $33 million in damage. so many windows were shattered, the broken glass could cover 40 football fields. is that about 4,000 yards there? >>> and this got plenty of atte
will kick in. the obama administration now issuing some apocalyptic warnings, talking about more forest fires, a weaker military, massive flight delays. even a shortage of chicken. how will this political showdown really impact your bottom line? abc's david kerley is at the white house this morning. david, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this is all about getting a budget deal. the president and the republicans can't agree on a deal. he wants more tax revenue. they want more spending cuts. but no deal means the automatic cuts you're talking about go into effect on friday. and the white house is warning of the dire consequences. the threat? that our military could become second-rate. more forest fires because of furloughed workers. even a possible shortage of meat as inspectors are told to stay home. the president says, it's a no-brainer. these automatic cuts must be averted. >> we have the opportunity to make right decisions. this is not a smart way to approach the deficit. >> reporter: the latest prediction? that with some flight controllers told to stay home, trav
. the introduction from michelle obama. but them all up there. >> the it's a great action figures. >> we had buyer's remorse until tonight. >> the best available. and he was cheap. >> thank everyone on the movie. >> i don't think i have ever seen you nervous until i saw you accept that award tonight. >> our friends in iran living in terrible scircumstances right now. >> it was really moving. i was like, did anybody else ramble on up here. i want to thank my wife who i don't normally associate with iran. there were others. >> mostly you. >> and you guys really did -- shine a light on a lot of people who had not -- here's the funny thing. for 25 years, the only side of the story that was told was one version of it. all we wanted to do was make a film that we liked and ben took it to another level. we couldn't be happier with the work he did. >> you told an important story. it was funny and thrilling. it was recognized tonight. >> it's this. awards aside, you know, if movies like that, which are movies for grownups, make money, which this one did, if you can continue to do that, the studios will cont
. sequestrationor away.t a week transportation secretary ray massive airport delays. obama administration officials are open to a short- off theseto head major budget cuts. here is a closer look at your forecast. >> good morning. it is a great morning. the fog at the kennedy center potomac river -- above thees just freezing point. that is good news. their little precipitation overnight. few hundredths of an inch. 35 in arlington. here is the big picture. look at the rain to the south, way up the atlantic seaboard. precipitation will 95.l east of i- showers in southern charles county, over to the eastern shore. go through the day, north west, look for winter weather advisories until 10:00. 43-46. showers tonight, and a nice week end. sunshine by the afternoon. >> thank you for watching. we hope you have a great morning. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ woman ] looks like another glorious week in florida. ♪ that...was...awesome. ♪ [ female announcer ] how do you make your family vacation this epic? go to visitflorida.com.
of univision, congressman lou barletta and abc's matthew dowd. >>> hello again. president obama says that our headliner has the toughest job in washington. top republicans complain that he makes it harder than he needs to be, and no single senator wi
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